Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an decent answer. You should email the people at iPage as they probably could assist you..
That is spooky..
I never thought viruses can be anywhere but e-mail, but now that I think of it I guess it could be in software downloaded..
Dumb question; When visiting a iPage site and they place cookies on your system, are cookies a form of a virus?.
I have Norton 2001 and Zone alarm that I keep updated daily, is there anything else that can be done?..
Hmmm.... I don't think cookie files could be viruses or even considered to be one. A virus would imply it does something unwanted or even destructive. Cookie files are limited in size ( I think 4k is the upper limit but I'm not sure) and are text files so it would not be ideal as the agent for a virus. You can also set your browser to not accept cookies..
Good anti-virus software that is constantly updated is good protection against viruses, although it is not fool-proof. You can additionally not use Outlook or Outlook Express as your email application for added protection, as many viruses specifically target that email application to spread themselves around. Use Eudora or some other email application instead. Scan any pirated software you might use before installing and any floppies or homemade CDs you borrow from friends or family. For really strong protection, abandon Windows OS's altogether and use Linux or some other OS, but that might be a little extreme, just depends on how much security you want/need I guess..
Picked up a virus warning while opening a webpage unless it was evil cookies.
Or something like a corrupt flash program or stinking pop-up maybe..
I have opened pages up before (looking for free graphics)that had so many pop-up ads that the only way to get rid of some of them is ctrl-alt delete and end task...
The file I got was called default(1).js.
Not sure what it was but last time I got that same file from another iPage site it tried to send email and it open a webpage even if I didn't have a browser window open. but CF iPage site might not be the culprit as I still had that default.js file. I goto his iPage site now and it doesn't do it..
This is the virus..
Hehehe..... well some folks certainly think cookies are evil, but they seem to pretty much be accepted as part of the internet now..
I have gotten JS warnings a couple of times myself. My AV software looks for "malicious" JS and ActiveX controls on webpages that can supposedly steal information from your PC and/or do damage to files on your PC. But thats all I know about that..
I added rightmargin=0 to the body and that works fine.
As for the js thing... there is not a single js file on my server..
Wanna bet. you load the banner which is a script. it is called something liek b-V81O0P.js or something..
Can you explain to me what cookies are?.
And do a search for cookies. There are many websites that will explain it better than me..